CDHJC is a local horse show organization based in the Capital District of New York State.
The Capital District Hunter Jumper Council is a not-for-profit organization formed to promote education, sportsmanship, and professionalism at horse shows and in the local horse community. The membership is comprised of hundreds of local horse owners, trainers, and riders who compete locally and travel to other elite competitions throughout the country.
The Annual Horse Show began in 1975 as a one-day show. It is now a four-day show, offering variety of hunter, jumper, and equitation classes, which draw several hundred exhibitors from the Capital Region and Hudson Valley of New York, as well as Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut.
The Annual Awards Banquet recognizes the accomplishments of our riders from the past show year. Awards are presented for points accumulated in numerous divisions, as well as special recognition for outstanding sportsmanship. Donated goods and services are presented in the silent auction and raffle, which are always crowd favorites.
The Hunter Finals Horse Show is held in September of each year. Riders compete for championships in Special Hunter, Adult Amateur Hunter, Children's Hunter, and Junior/Amateur-Owner Hunter, as well as the 'Nite-Lite' Challenge Trophy, 'Mr. W. G.' Challenge Trophy, 'Idol Talk' Challenge Trophy, and 'Go Dutch Boy' Challenge Trophy.
The Jumper and Equitation Finals Horse Show is held as a combined event each year in October. Riders compete for championships in the Con Culkin Adult Medal, Ralph P. Symmes Medal, Mini Medal, and William Champagne Child/Adult Jumper Championship.
Karen Hurff, President
Tracy James-Pedersen, Vice President
Kathy Strait, Executive Secretary
Casey Macksey, Recording Secretary
Nora Hanlon, Treasurer
Amanda Wadsworth, Corresponding Secretary
Angie Netoskie, Historian